What to do when Immigration comes ups over family dinner…
You know how “The Holidays” are. It’s supposed to be a time for families to come together, to share food and to nostalgically retell stories about your youth. Sometimes frantic travel, combined with too short breaks from school or work can result in you being curt with the people you love. Like your conservative Uncle David who wants to talk about immigration before you even get to the cranberry sauce…
Here’s how to talk about Immigration... With OUT walking out before dessert!
“Why do you like to see someone you love laying there lifeless?,” is one of the many questions that a sixth grade student at Batiste Cultural Arts Academy(BCAA) in New Orleans asks her peers during her poem “Stop the Killing and Give it a Rest.” Around sixteen other students also performed poems like this to an audience of about 63 of their peers during the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) New Orleans’ Poetry for Peace night held in partnership with City Year New Orleans on Feb. 24, 2011.
Friday, March 4: 7–9 p.m. Saturday, March 5: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
All are welcome.
The conference will focus on the testimonials of six individuals who are refugees from different societies wrenched with conflict. We will hear their stories, the struggles they faced and how they survived.
Afmadow district in Lower Shabelle region and especially Doble town housed most of the children and women internally displaced persons (IDPs) stranded on Somalia side or seeking entry into Kenya as refugees. AFSC responded to the plight of IDPs and host communities through a local partner. The main objective of the project was to improve living conditions through the provision of essential drug- kits and sanitary pads to IDPs and host communities for three months.
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